Looking to raise front end

Door gaps are not even. Your Dad was right.

It’s just not folding in the direction you probably imagined.

View attachment 462754

Don’t get me wrong, I love this car.
Too, Dad is right about a lot of things but man you have a better eye than me- in that photo I posted I'd say the door gaps are looking pretty good...
[QUOTE="savoy64, jacking up the car makes it easier to turn the bolt---but then you have to get the car off the jack and measure according to the manual------we left the car on the ground while adjusting---it is harder-----but the jack routine will be torture too QUOTE]

tightening the jack bolt with weight on it puts a hell of a strain on the threads, (fine). It won't take much to gaul them. lowering and raising a well placed floor jack just makes it easy and protects from damage. Not a big effort.
Raising the ride height a significant amount will change the front end alignment.

Since you don't have much in formal repair shops in your area, you may need to see if you can find a YouTube video on how to do a DIY front end alignment.